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Celebrating the best in Natural History

The Wildscreen Panda Awards honour the very best in natural world storytelling craft. The Panda Awards have sat at the heart of the Wildscreen Festival since they were presented at the first Festival back in 1982 and they remain the highest honour in the international wildlife film and TV industry.

Despite the global challenges of 2020, Wildscreen continued to celebrate the very best natural world storytelling, adapting to a virtual format for the first time ever and hosting online screenings for the nominated productions. 2022 will see the first ever hybrid Wildscreen Festival, ensuring the Panda Awards and the Festival are as accessible and inclusive globally, as possible on our 40th anniversary edition.

In 2022, the Panda Awards is welcoming back cherished categories Behaviour and Impact as well as creating a standalone Sustainability Award and a brand new On-Screen Talent Award. The Panda Awards has now closed the call for entries on FilmFreeway

Nominees 2022

The world renowned 'Green Oscars' of the natural history industry recognise the very best in the craft of wildlife filmmaking and photography, selected by juries of industry experts across 13 countries. Each category will receive 3 shortlisted nominations, who receive a certificate and laurel. Our fantastic Nomination Jury are deliberating the nominees who will be announced on 11 August.

The winning production will be announced at the Panda Awards Ceremony on 13 October. Each winner will receive a bronze panda statue, winner certificate and laurel. All submissions to the Panda Awards are in the running for the coveted Golden Panda Award given to the overall best production. 

Important Dates

  • 11 August 2022 - Nominees Announced
  • 13 October 2022 - Winners Announced
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